No injuries reported
AC Brian Schaeffer #509-625-7002
Wednesday, November 2, 2016 at 1:19 p.m.
Investigators with the Spokane Fire Department Special Investigation Unit say yesterday’s house fire in the 600 block of S. Ralph St. was the result of unattended cooking materials left on the stove.
According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), cooking is the number one cause of home fires and home injuries. In addition, the leading cause of fires in the kitchen is unattended cooking. The Spokane Fire Department would like to remind community members to never leave cooking materials on a stove unattended and to always follow the below tips to help prevent cooking fires.
Fire crews were dispatched at 2:39 p.m. to a report of an appliance fire. The first arriving crew found an active kitchen fire that had extended into a wall. Firefighters were able to quickly extinguish the fire within 15 minutes and limit the fire from spreading further. Crews remained on scene to complete overhaul tasks which included checking for any remaining hotspots with thermal cameras and reducing water and smoke damage.
The two occupants of the home were able to make their way to safety after attempting to extinguish the fire. There were no reported injuries to the occupants or firefighters.
What you should know:
If you have a cooking fire: